Child Weekly

Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub has recently released a new free online professional development module for NSW OSHC Educators on Quality Area 2 - Children's Health and Safety.

An FDC Educator, from Canning Vale, was recently fined $2000, after failing to tell Parents that she had temporarily lost their 2-year child.

NAIDOC Week is celebrated from the 7th to 14th July and is held around the country to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The NAIDOC Theme for 2019 is Voice. Treaty. Truth.

Munch & Move is a fun, play-based program that aims to support young children’s healthy eating and physical activity habits and has a strong alignment to the National Quality Framework.

As of today 01 July 2019, Educators, ECT's and Trainees in Australia who are currently earning minimum wages from the Children's Services Award 2010, the Educational Service Teachers Award 2010 or the National Training Wage will now receive a 3% pay increase from the first full pay period.

After a Human Services Departement error, childcare providers have been out of pocket and left unpaid by hundreds of dollars for over two weeks throughout Canberra and surrounds.

In an early childhood centre, in Sydney's south-west, an educator has been photographed allegedly appearing to sit on a preschool child after he was being disruptive during group time.

A concerned Parent of a childcare service where her daughter attends, saw employees from a neighbouring business smoking within 5 metres of the centre, even though smoking has been banned within the 5-metre range of all childcare centres in QLD since 2016.

In June 2019 the ACECQA Board decided to extend an existing transitional measure that recognises registered/accredited primary school teachers who have completed an approved diploma (or higher) education and care qualification as equivalent early childhood teachers until the end of 2021.

The Independent Education Union is demanding a 49% pay increase from Fair Work Commission, seeking salaries of up to $101, 767 for it's most experienced ECT's members, arguing that they should be paid the same as primary school teachers with identical university qualifications.